The latest GM recall includes certain 2021 Cadillac Escalade, Chevrolet Suburban, Chevrolet Tahoe, GMC Yukon, GMC Yukon XL models. The vehicle recall is due to defective software that may cause power steering to malfunction. This could happen while the vehicle is on the road. Drivers will still be able to steer the vehicle but may need to use a significant effort to turn the steering wheel. This may be worse at lower speeds.
GM provided documentation to the NHTSA (National Highway Traffic and Safety Administration) stating that the power steering may work if the car is turned off and back on. Owners of affected vehicles can visit their dealership for the software update that is needed to fix this issue. The update is also available via an over the air update which does not necessitate a visit to the dealer. According to GM, no accidents or injuries have been reported as a result of this steering defect.
Visit the NHTSA website for more information and this and additional recalls. You can plug your 17 digit VIN number into their expansive database of recalls and find specific recalls that include your vehicle. It does not matter whether your vehicle is older or new, it is good to check back to periodically visit the NHTSA recall database. Where your vehicle is concerned, safety should be the top priority.
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